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Old 07-25-2014, 03:53 PM   #1
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Rear passenger sitting low need help ASAP

Hi, I recently noticed that the rear passenger side is sitting lower showing more camber then the driver side. I replaced both shocks both upper shock mounts and shock boots and the big bushing that goes on the shock shaft. I was wondering what i need to do to correct that like bushings. If anybody had this problem please respond cause its getting a little irritating trying to find the problem. Thanks. By the way its on a 01 325i sedan with sport suspension.

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Old 07-27-2014, 12:22 PM   #2
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Old 07-27-2014, 01:04 PM   #3
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Rear passenger sitting low need help ASAP

My sedan has the same issue. Can't seem to dial it out. Alignment checked out -1.26 left -1.36 right although camber is higher when I use my clinometer gauge / toe is .11 and .15.

Mine has 60,000 miles standard suspension.

Doesn't pull on the highway so I'm ok with it.


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Old 07-30-2014, 04:03 AM   #4
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Yeah mine doesn't pull to either side and mine has the sport suspension.


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???? could it be just the camber needs to be adjusted?
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Old 08-07-2014, 06:55 PM   #6
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Are you sure that the spring hasn't broken? If a stock spring, they have been known to break.
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I replaced all the springs with H&R lowering springs.
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Any help on this I switched from sport springs to H&R springs but no difference I even switched out the shock and upper shock mount. Anybody encounter this prob please help don't want to dump a lot of money in to trying to figure this prob out. Thanks.


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I found out that BMW builds these cars like this (as well as others) on purpose. They all sit lower on the right rear side for some reason. Perhaps corner balancing... Forgot where/how I figured this out. I think BMW TIS alignment specs which lists ride height. I'm sure someone can dig it out. It's not extreme though.. like 10-15mm i think. You can still adjust rear camber to compensate.
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Old 10-18-2014, 11:52 AM   #10
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Ok yeah I want to adjust the camber to try and fix it a little bit. I took it to a German automotive shop and they said everything was fine. Idk I have a feeling sub frame bushings might be shot or something cause I seen some other e46 chassis and they don't sit like mine.


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Can I adjust camber with the stock camber arms or would I have to purchase some aftermarket ones?


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Does anybody think it can be caused by the sub frame bushings?
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Can I adjust camber with the stock camber arms or would I have to purchase some aftermarket ones?
The stock arms are adjustable with the cocentric. It's very straight forward and simple. Did you ever have an alignment done?
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No not yet cause when going over bumps I hear a squeaky noise so i guessing it some sort of bushings. I want to replace the stock bushings with poly then take it to a alignment shop.
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